Milford Sound is a fiord in the south west of New Zealand's South Island within Fiordland National Park. It has been judged the world's top travel destination in an international survey and is acclaimed as New Zealand's most famous tourist destination. Rudyard Kipling had previously called it the eighth Wonder of the World.

South West New Zealand World Heritage Area

Fiordland Highway No.94

Fiordland Highway No.94

Eglinton Flats

Eglinton Flats

Beautiful valley in golden brown color, great stop for photos.

Gertrude Valley 

The drive through this valley, through the tunnel and then emerging on the other side provided some of the most breathtaking views I've ever seen.

Panorama of Milford Sound looking northwest from the township. Mitre Peak (centre) rises 1,692 m above the sound.

Panorama of Milford Sound

Milford Sound runs 15 kilometres inland from the Tasman Sea at Dale Point (also named after a location close to Milford Haven in Wales)—the mouth of the fiord—and is surrounded by sheer rock faces that rise 1,200 metres or more on either side. Among the peaks are The Elephant at 1,517 metres, said to resemble an elephant's head, and The Lion, 1,302 metres, in the shape of a crouching lion.

Bowen Falls

Milford Sound

Back to Te Anau

With a mean annual rainfall of 6,412 mm each year, a high level even for the West Coast, Milford Sound is known as the wettest inhabited place in New Zealand and one of the wettest in the world. Rainfall can reach 250 mm during a span of 24 hours. The rainfall creates dozens of temporary waterfalls cascading down the cliff faces, some reaching a thousand metres in length. Smaller falls from such heights may never reach the bottom of the sound, drifting away in the wind.
Te Anau is a town in the Southland region of the South Island of New Zealand. In Maori, Te-Anau means the Place of the Swirling Waters.

Te Anau Town

A small town

Super Rainbow

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